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RED acquires CHP projects at Dean facilities

Recycled Energy Development (RED) has acquired combined heat and power (CHP) projects at Dean Foods facilities in City of Industry CA and Franklin MA. Each project will produce approximately 2.0 megawatts of electricity and 4.5 MMBtu/hr of thermal energy from clean natural gas.

The CHP systems will provide clean, efficiently generated energy to Dean Foods’ processing facilities. By recycling waste heat, the units will help Dean Foods achieve its targeted goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 20% from its 2008 baseline, part of the company’s Environmental 2013 Roadmap.

“RED looks forward to helping Dean Foods reduce its costs, improve its efficiency, and achieve its sustainability goals,” said Sean Casten, RED chief executive officer.

With more than 30 years’ experience undertaking environmentally responsible energy development projects, RED’s team works closely with industrial companies to optimize energy efficiency and maximize profits.

Dean Foods is a leading food and beverage company in the United States and a European leader in branded plant-based foods and beverages. The company’s Fresh Dairy Direct segment is one of the nation’s largest processors and direct-to-store distributors of fluid milk marketed under more than 50 local and regional dairy brands and private labels. Fresh Dairy Direct also distributes ice cream, cultured products, juices, teas, bottled water and other products. The WhiteWave-Alpro segment produces and sells branded dairy, plant-based food and beverages, and coffee creamers. Morningstar Foods is a warehouse delivery dairy business that produces and sells traditional and specialty items to retailers and foodservice providers nationwide.

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